Pop-Up Markets

MinorOak celebrates its history as a 1930s market building with occasional Saturday pop-ups, coordinating with Sneinton Market Square and the other Sneinton Market Avenues Tenants. MinorOak’s markets always concentrate on local makers, vintage, upcycling, and direct trade. MinorOak has hosted dozens of pop-up markets, including Pagan markets for Samhain, Beltane, and Yule, Christmas markets, LARP (Live Action Role Play) markets, and privately managed market events.

Keep scrolling down for a list of what to send if you want to take part as a trader; it’s at the bottom of the page. But first, the upcoming markets…

2024 Avenues-Wide Pagan Markets

This year, the Beltane and Samhein Markets are back! The Beltane Market is Saturday 27 April and the Samhein Market is Saturday 26 October.

Here’s the draft guidebook for the 2024 Beltane Market:

Trader Information

What can you expect as a trader at one of MinorOak’s markets?

Our small markets are inside and next to the unit and usually have 12-16 traders. Our large markets are avenues-wide and usually have 25-50 traders, plus other entertainment and events going on at the same time.

If you’re inside or next to MinorOak, you can expect:

  • Free coffee, tea and snacks
  • Clean toilets inside, including one that is wheelchair accessible
  • If you’re outside and next to the building, we can easily provide you with an electrical hookup.
  • The indoor market space has:
    • infrared heaters
    • wheelchair accessibility
    • a market banner for over the door
    • Easy access to electrical from all pitches
    • Places to hang things, if you let us know in advance
    • Lockable rooms where you can keep extra items, handbags, etc.
    • Warning: the inside space can be a bit crowded for markets that are booked up. Plan for your pitch size.

Outdoor MinorOak Pitch Elevation